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Brandon Belt

30-Year-Old First Baseman – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

AVG

.313

HR

11

RBI

29

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28

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Belt missed most of the final two months of the season with a concussion -- the fourth of his career -- curtailing what was likely going to be his first 20-homer season as a big-league player. The gai...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/20/1988   BORN: Nacogdoches, TX   COLLEGE: Texas   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Belt Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year extension with the Giants in April 2016.

May 20, 2018  –  Brandon Belt News

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Belt went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs in the Giants' 9-5 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

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Brandon Belt Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 22 A+ SAN 77 334 270 62 103 42 28 4 10 62 18 7 58 50 0 3 3 .381 .491 .626 1.117
2010 22 AA RIC 46 201 175 26 59 26 11 6 9 40 2 1 22 34 0 2 2 .337 .413 .623 1.036
2010 22 AAA FRE 13 61 48 11 11 8 4 0 4 10 2 0 13 15 0 0 0 .229 .393 .563 .956
2011 23 A+ SAN 4 18 13 3 6 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 .462 .611 .538 1.149
2011 23 AAA FRE 49 212 165 32 51 20 12 0 8 32 4 4 42 47 0 3 2 .309 .448 .527 .975
2011 23 MAJ SF 63 209 187 21 42 16 6 1 9 18 3 2 20 57 0 0 2 .225 .306 .412 .718
2012 24 MAJ SF 145 472 411 47 113 40 27 6 7 56 12 2 54 106 0 4 3 .275 .360 .421 .781
2013 25 MAJ SF 150 571 509 76 147 60 39 4 17 67 5 2 52 125 1 3 6 .289 .360 .481 .841
2014 26 A+ SAN 2 8 6 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .500 .625 1.000 1.625
2014 26 AAA FRE 5 20 19 2 10 5 3 0 2 5 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 .526 .550 1.000 1.550
2014 26 MAJ SF 61 235 214 30 52 20 8 0 12 27 3 1 18 64 0 1 2 .243 .306 .449 .755
2015 27 MAJ SF 137 556 492 73 138 56 33 5 18 68 9 3 56 147 0 4 4 .280 .356 .478 .834
2016 28 MAJ SF 156 655 542 77 149 66 41 8 17 82 0 4 104 148 0 4 5 .275 .394 .474 .868
2017 29 MAJ SF 104 451 382 63 92 48 27 3 18 51 3 2 66 104 0 1 2 .241 .355 .469 .824
2018 30 MAJ SF 44 189 160 28 50 22 10 1 11 29 2 0 25 47 0 1 3 .313 .413 .594 1.007
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3-Year Averages     132 553 472 71 126 55 33 5 17 67 4 3 75 133 0 3 3 .267 .369 .466 .835
Career  (View All)     860 3,338 2,897 415 783 328 191 28 109 398 37 16 395 798 1 18 27 .270 .361 .468 .830

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Brandon Belt Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 20 Col 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .313 .413 .594 1.007
May. 19 Col 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .408 .577 .985
May. 18 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .402 .579 .981
May. 17 Col 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .404 .583 .987
May. 16 Cin 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .405 .562 .967
May. 15 Cin 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .405 .546 .951
May. 14 Cin 5 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .402 .529 .931
May. 13 @Pit 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .396 .496 .892
May. 12 @Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .390 .477 .867
May. 11 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .396 .488 .884
May. 10 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .403 .504 .907
May. 9 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .414 .522 .936
May. 8 @Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .297 .419 .532 .951
May. 7 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .417 .533 .950
May. 6 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .422 .548 .970
May. 5 @Atl 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .423 .560 .983
May. 4 @Atl 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .415 .567 .982
May. 2 SD 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .425 .576 1.001
May. 1 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .407 .562 .969
Apr. 30 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .413 .581 .994
Apr. 29 LAD 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .424 .610 1.034
Apr. 28 LAD 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .411 .600 1.011
Apr. 28 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .396 .597 .993
Apr. 27 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .407 .630 1.037
Apr. 25 Was 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .304 .402 .638 1.040
Apr. 24 Was 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .397 .615 1.012
Apr. 23 Was 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .392 .581 .973
Apr. 22 @LAA 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .386 .576 .962
Apr. 21 @LAA 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .369 .519 .888
Apr. 20 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 27 8 12 2 0 5 11 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .500 1.074 1.574
Last 14 Games 56 11 19 4 0 5 12 4 19 1 0 1 0 0 .339 .393 .679 1.072
Last 30 Games 109 23 37 8 1 8 22 18 29 1 0 1 0 2 .339 .438 .651 1.089

Brandon Belt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 39 7 7
2017 98 15 15 1
2016 151 3 3
2015 120 14 14
2014 59 1 1
2013 143
2012 139 4 4
2011 31 32 31 1

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Brandon Belt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018554190.291.418.821
2017130194152.223.400.713
2016179246310.279.492.883

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181052410202.324.6861.104
20172524414361.250.504.879
20163635311510.273.466.861

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201879187190.354.7221.179
2017187328181.225.433.774
2016267416400.281.472.872

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201881104102.272.469.838
20171953110332.256.503.871
20162753611420.269.476.864
Brandon Belt vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brandon Belt Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 22 A+ SAN 334 270 17.4% 15% 1.16 81% .437 .245
2010 22 AA RIC 201 175 10.9% 16.9% 0.65 81% .373 .286
2010 22 AAA FRE 61 48 21.3% 24.6% 0.87 69% .241 .334
2011 23 A+ SAN 18 13 27.8% 5.6% 5.00 92% .500 .076
2011 23 AAA FRE 212 165 19.8% 22.2% 0.89 72% .381 .218
2011 23 MAJ SF 209 187 9.6% 27.3% 0.35 70% .273 .187
2012 24 MAJ SF 472 411 11.4% 22.5% 0.51 74% .351 .146
2013 25 MAJ SF 571 509 9.1% 21.9% 0.42 75% .351 .192
2014 26 A+ SAN 8 6 0% 12.5% 0.00 83% .500 .500
2014 26 AAA FRE 20 19 5% 25% 0.20 74% .667 .474
2014 26 MAJ SF 235 214 7.7% 27.2% 0.28 70% .288 .206
2015 27 MAJ SF 556 492 10.1% 26.4% 0.38 70% .363 .198
2016 28 MAJ SF 655 542 15.9% 22.6% 0.70 73% .346 .199
2017 29 MAJ SF 451 382 14.6% 23.1% 0.63 73% .284 .228
2018 30 MAJ SF 189 160 13.2% 24.9% 0.53 71% .379 .281
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3-Year Averages     553 472 13.6% 24.1% 0.56 72% .335 .199
Career     3,338 2,897 11.8% 23.9% 0.49 72% .336 .198

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Brandon Belt Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 1050 8 5 8 0 -3 1 2 0 0 0 0
2016 1330.3 9 2 10 0 -1 1 -1 0 0 0 0
2017 825.7 11 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 224 2 4 3 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2015 96.3 -2 - -2 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 12 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 79.3 -1 - 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 2 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brandon Belt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.53 BB/K
GOOD
13.2% BB Rate
ELITE
24.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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1.007 OPS
ELITE
.413 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.313 AVG
ELITE
.379 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.594 SLG
ELITE
.281 ISO
ELITE

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Brandon Belt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Belt (knee) entered Friday's loss to the Rockies in the seventh inning and struck out in his only plate appearance.

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Belt (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Manager Bruce Bochy said that Belt is dealing with knee soreness following Thursday's loss to the Rockies, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Belt went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

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Belt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

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Belt started in left field and went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Pirates.

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Belt went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

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Belt went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Tuesday's win over the visiting Nationals.

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Belt went 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored Sunday in the win over the Angels.

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Belt went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Angels on Saturday.

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Belt is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Giants' 3-1 defeat to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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Belt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's extra-inning win over Arizona.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Belt took another step forward as a professional hitter in 2016, but it was tough to notice from a fantasy perspective. The noticeable improvement was in his plate discipline, finishing with a .394 on-base percentage, good enough for fourth among all first basemen. Unless his owners participated in leagues that count on-base percentage, then they were likely left wanting more from Belt. He'll never be the power threat many thought he would be when he broke into the league, but he will get on-base at an elite clip and provide mid-level counting stats. The only potential for improvement would be if manager Bruce Bochy elects to move him to second in the batting order (something he experimented with for seven games last season), or if he begins to steal bases again. The former would create more potential for runs if he can get on in front of Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford.

2016

Belt turned in one of his best seasons from an offensive standpoint in 2015, though he went through a series of hot and cold streaks throughout the season, providing immense fantasy value when hot, but close to nothing during his dry spells. One can really see his polarizing value when looking at his monthly splits from 2015. In the months of April, June, and September, Belt batted .242 with just three home runs; in the months of May, July, and August, he batted .320 with 15 homers. So while his overall numbers suggest a steady, multi-category contributor (i.e. Eric Hosmer), Belt was more of a feast-or-famine asset. Looking towards 2016, Belt should continue to see the majority of the starts at first base, and the occasional start in left when Buster Posey needs a day off. In roto leagues, Belt is a mid-level first baseman to target, but for those in head-to-head leagues, it would be best to let another team draft him and deal with the ups and downs

2015

Last year was the second consecutive season in which Belt hit at least 10 homers. That’s about the only positive that can be taken from a season in which he first missed eight weeks with a thumb injury and then had to deal with concussion symptoms in the second half. Belt had a weird season statistically in that 10 of his 12 homers came against righties, but his batting average was 30 points better against lefties. Historically, he does not have splits in terms of batting average, but 33 of his 45 career home runs have come against righties. It feels like Belt is on the verge of a career breakout as he has flashed the skills necessary to be a productive player, but injuries in 2014 derailed that progress. Perhaps that will hold down his draft value so savvy owners can pounce on a player who has .280/25/100 potential.

2014

It was a tale of two seasons for Belt in 2013, as he got off to a slow start, while being hampered by an illness and a minor neck injury. He really turned things around after the All-Star break, though, putting together an impressive .326/.390/.525 line in 247 second-half plate appearances. Just when we thought we had Belt figured out –- a patient hitter with light power and light speed -- he showed a spike in power, with a .193 ISO this past season compared to .146 in 2012. The improvement in the power department may not be a fluke, as his HR/FB ratio in 2013 was a maintainable 10.6 percent and was actually lower than the 15.8 percent he posted when he burst onto the scene in 2011. Because of the disparity between his first and second halves, Belt will likely be a polarizing asset come draft day, but there is upside here, if he continues to build on the expanded power output that he displayed last season.

2013

Belt improved in his second season with the Giants posting a stronger wOBA of .339 and a 116 wRC+, however his HR/FB ratio dropped from 15.8 to 6.2 percent. Additionally, his ISO dropped from .187 to .146 as his flyball rate dropped from 43.8 to 36.6 percent. The drop in flyballs was a result in his increased line drive rate (25.6 percent), which helped propel him to a .351 BABIP. Belt will finally have first base all to himself heading into 2013, but his average is likely to drop considering his swinging-strike rate (12.8 percent). It is unlikely he will keep his strikeout rate at 22.5 percent if he continues to whiff that often, leaving plenty of risk here in the batting average department barring improvement.

2012

A slow start with the Giants last season resulted in a trip back to the minors for Belt, who once again tore up the inferior competition, posting a .320/.461/.528 line with a 47:48 BB:K ratio. After he was finally recalled, he suffered a wrist injury and was jerked around in the lineup, rarely seeing regular playing time. Belt is clearly the Giants' best prospect and would likely be the team's third-best hitter if they left him alone and gave him a full-time job in 2012, but unfortunately, that's still no guarantee. He'll enter spring training likely battling Nate Schierholtz for the right-field job, though first base (his natural position) could just as easily once again become an option if Aubrey Huff doesn't bounce back. Belt is a fantasy sleeper since the hype has mostly worn off by now.

2011

Taken in the fifth round of the 2009 draft, Belt has quickly developed into one of the better prospects in baseball and certainly the best in the Giants organization. He hit .352/.455/.620 with a 93:99 BB:K ratio throughout the minors last season, including holding his own at Triple-A (.956 OPS) at age 22. The left-hander has more gap power than 40-homer potential, but that will play just fine at AT&T Park. While he may spend the first couple of months of 2010 in Triple-A getting more seasoning, Belt is fully expected to be given a chance to win an everyday job with San Francisco in spring training. He's the future at first base for the Giants and is a sleeper in fantasy leagues.